Celtic Ceramic Urn ca. 5th century B.C.
Ceramic urn discovered in a funeral mound at Plomeur, Morbihan, in Brittany.
Decorated with juxtaposed stamped geometric shapes based on metal originals
the pottery typifies the transitional period during the fifth century B.C.
from the Hallstatt to the La Tene. Used as cremation urns they have been
found in tumulus burial places, but mainly in flat grave cemeteries which
often also hold standing stones carved into geometric shapes.